Happy New Year

Happy New Year to us all! May we all have a good years ahead of us.

It’s been a while since I updated my blog, I have so much to share about but I don’t have time to list them all and make a post about it. My brain is not functioning for some write ups right now. It’s like an old music instrument that needed meguiars cleaning kit before I get to it. For now, I just wanna let you know that I had a very nice start of the year, having a god time in my Zumba career, meeting new friends and improving myself more. This year, I wanted to have a stable job but before I head to a corporate, time sucking job, I am going to real estate school first and get a license and hoping to become a Licensed Realtor soon. I wanna carefully weight my options, If I am going to get a job, I wanted something I would love to do and I’m good at at the same time. I will try my best on this one and hoping to be successful one day.

New Year, New Routines!

I can’t believe I’ve been teaching ZUMBA now for 3 months!  Actually, I can’t believe that I am teaching now. All those time, I thought I won’t be able to do this for no. 1 reason – I thought I can’t memorize choreography, but look at me now memorized almost 30 routines! Memorized a full hour routines in a month! I know it’s probably easy for others but for me, it’s a huge milestone! I am so proud of myself! 12244732_1521137644870300_3528131102521374614_o

Yesterday was my last Zumba Class of the year, it was fun as usual! I had awesome participants, old and new comers, and some instructors too! in 2016, I plan on doing new routines,  I am still in the process of learning my new warm- up song, it’s a 10 minute routine and I love  all three mixed songs! I hope my class will like it coz I love it!

To those who wants to try my class, go to my facebook page ZUMBA with JES and check my updates of my new schedules!

Music to my Ears

One of the relaxing TV shows you can watch are musical shows. It doesn’t have to be someone is performing, plain instrumental is relaxing too. It could be a saxophone, piano, or percussion instrumentsIf the performer plays it right he puts on the good show, no vocals needed. Listening on television gives desirable effect to the ears but what more if you could watch it live right? It’s like you heard the angels come down and sung you a lullaby, and also depends on the types of amps. Music indeed is one of the greatest discovery of mankind, not just for entertainment but for other usage as well.

Zumba® Instructor Training

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I love dancing since day 1. Who doesn’t?  I’ve been in dance group in Elementary, Highschool til’ College.  And after that, I continued dancing by attending Zumba in the nearest fitness facility in our neighborhood. I loved it so much that I can spend money for it more than shopping! I told myself 5 years ago that I wanted to bring it to the next level and be an instructor but I didn’t get to do it. First, I don’t have the gut to do it, second, I don’t know how to do it.

When we moved here to the States, I thought I am going to be led to a different path. I learned  a lot and did a lot of stuff and forgot about it. I did still attend Zumba classes, I loved it but ever occured to me again the idea of being an instructor. And besides, it’s not my priority anyway, I would like to find a real career that could suffice my family’s needs.

A lot of things happened within 4 years, a lot of things changed and one of them is when I decided again that I really wanted to be an instructor. I don’t know what exactly pushed me to do it. There are so many reaasons and one of them is that, some instructors really inspired me. When I mentioned to them that I want to be an instructor, they encouraged me and I felt their sincere happiness for me. Then from there I decided to schedule my training!

My husband is very supportive. He is always there to support me, guide me, teach me, and even drove me to my training venue! That’s right! The whole  Gang drove up to Kansas, stayed there for the night and had fun after y training!

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My Supportive and Loving Family

The venue was not that far, It was 3-hour drive from our place. I was one of the lucky ones to become a student of one of the best Zumba Trainor, TONY WITT in his very own studio in Kansas, the  Amore Dance.
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Me and Tony Witt

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I arived early that I get the chance to pose with the Zumba Creator – Beto Perez. I wish it’s the real Beto Perez but I am hoping someday, I will have the opportunity on meeting him.

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Me and Beto Perez

This experience is a one whole unforgettable experience for me. I’ve learned so much for just one day and I plan on expanding my knowlegde more and that is why I chose to become one of the members of  ZUMBA INSTRUCTOR NETWORK or ZIN.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank my friends, fellow instructors that inspired me so much and most of all, my HUSBAND and KIDS that are always the very REASON why I have all this POWER and STRENGTH.


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ZUMBA BASIC 1 Training Group Pic

Now that I am an instructor, I hope to see beaufitul faces smiling and rocking with me! Hope to see you in my class!

Visit http://jeslising.zumba.com !

 

Monster High Costume Review

There is never “too early” for moms like me. Two months to go and it’s Halloween 2015, something my Kids and I both favorite event so I always want them to prepare early to choose what they wanna be. My son can’t decide what he wants yet while my daughter decided she wanted to be Frankie Stein of Monster High. Thanks  Costume SuperCenter for sending us this costume!
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This costume and wig are sold separately, But still, prices combined together, is still very affordable. The wig costs $9 and the costume itself is like $14 when I got this. The fabric is just fine, comfortable and soft. My daughter usually hates other costume because of it’s fabric but this one, I didn’t hear any complaints. My daughter is already 9, she’s petite for her age so I chose MEDIUM Size and it fits her very well. My daughter and I both love this costume and can’t wait for Halloween to come!
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Just Another Day of My Life

Been sitting for hours now doing nothing but staring at my laptop checking various social medias’ updates that are nonsense and mostly crap but here I am still scrolling, reading or should I say mostly just staring. It just stopped me doing that when my mac air started making this annoying sound “Excuse me, you’re macbook need your attention, low battery.” So I finally stopped. Then grab my iphone! What am I thinking? I didn’t stop at all, I just change the source of nonsense stuff in the internet. I am still doing it. Scrolling back and forth, skimming, scanning, nothing is coming, nothing is changing. My mood is still on the same state. BLANK and COLD. I don’t feel good at all,  my day was ruined, just ruined!

I’m supposed to be practicing my Zumba routine by now. I need to memorize atleast two more songs before my very first day to teach. But here I am typing everything that is running in my sad brain ———-

Pardon me. I just turned the tv and apple tv on, head on to Netflix and start typing again. I am trying to be productive here but first, I have to set the mood. I have to set aside my feelings and just move on and do what I’m supposed to be doing today! But  I can’t so I am going to look for a movie now and try to entertain myself.

Nothing, Nothing stimulated my senses. Oh wait, I’ve seen one that might caught my attention, have you heard of the new original series called – Bloodline? I heard it several times but I haven’t gotten into it till today. I hope it’s good and not another waste of time.

I won’t be typing anymore for I don’t have anything else to say. I will just start doing the things I usually do everyday. I know today is just ‘another day of my life’ and tomorrow is a brand new one.

Gardening as a Therapy

I never imagined ever in my life that gardening will become one of my hobbies. Infact, it’s my favorite among all of them!

I started a year ago with landscaping in our backyard. It was a tough job especially under the hot sun but after you see your hard work, seeing the beauty of it makes you wanna do more! And so I did. I finished the front landscape and this year, I also landscaped the whole backyard around the fence. After doing all that, I still wanna do more and so I planted some vegetables and fruits such as Strawberries, Okra, Tomatoes, bitter Gourd, Sweet Potatoes, red pepper and jalapeño. I kinda planted late but it’s still worth the try so that I can improve it next year.

One thing about I love about gardening aside from watching all the pretty butterfies and other creatures in our garden is watering  them. For some reason, I cannot let the day pass without watering the plants except when it’s raining. My plants are doing good and healthy and hope to plant more next year!

Sponsor :  Water Softener Carmel 

What to Give to a Specific Musician?

I am not really particular in purchasing stuff most especially if the person to receive has passion towards music. Though singing is one of my past times but sure that it will really take time to choose which one to gift to a person who loves playing with music. But glad that I was able to find a solution towards this problem. Even though a person has preferences on what particular instrument they want, it doesn’t you need to purchase them. You can search for accessories instead should you want to save less or somehow would want them to introduce to such most especially for amateur ones. Like for drummers for instance. It’s not really necessary for you to buy them new drums likely they own one; instead, you can send them xchanger for example. By the time they get to receive this, definitely, this will complete their collection! Are you thinking of what to give to a celebrant? Fret, no more!

Yellow Convertible Dress

Oh YES I do love YELLOW!

Few months ago before the “MOM PROM” , I had problems looking for what to wear for the occasion. I don’t want to spend too much money for the dress I’m sure I won’t wear again for a very long time. I want something simple. that can be use in any future events, long, and ofcourse, yellow. With all that requirements, ofcourse I didn’t expect I will find one so 2 weeks before the prom, I made this dress and I am very pleased with my creation. Simple but I met all my requirements and most importantly, I didn’t have to spent too much. For this dress, beleive it or not, I only spent more or less $20 :)

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The night before the PROM

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Some comparison to prices online…

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Learn More by Practicing

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As the saying goes, ‘practice makes perfect.’ It is, indeed. But it is much easier to practice if you have something with you in practicing on how to play music instruments. Good thing that you can find such stuff like finger weights for instance nowadays through the help of technology. Moving on, the like is really helpful in learning on how to become fast in performing and at the same time will teach your hand on how to play smoothly as well. May you be an amateur or professional, having with you in practicing will make you better indeed. In case you haven’t bought any of you yet, it’s now the time for you to get one then.